Faculty contribute to National Park Service LGBTQ study

City Lights Bookstore

In the National Park Service’s LGBTQ theme study, Professor Marc Stein writes about San Francisco’s City Lights Books, which was raided by police in 1957 for selling Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl and Other Poems.” Photo credit: Lydia Fizz

Two members of the SF State community have contributed to the National Park Service’s first LGBTQ theme study, helping U.S. citizens and visitors learn about the people and events responsible for building civil rights in America.

Marc Stein, the Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History, writes on “Historical Landmarks and Landscapes of LGBTQ Law.” Amy Sueyoshi, College of Ethnic Studies associate dean, contributes a chapter titled “Breathing Fire: Remembering Asian Pacific American Activism in Queer History.”

“LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer History” is the first-of-its-kind study conducted by a national government to chronicle the historical places, documents, people and events that have shaped the LGBTQ civil rights movement in America. The National Park Service released the study October 11, which is National Coming Out Day.

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